I really should be in bed, but I've missed connecting with you so I had to write at least a quick (ha, that's a joke) note.
Amazing. Just amazing. More serendipitous encounters with awesome women, sharing the passion and spreading the news of Uncommon Women. Classes are starting up next week (yes, I'm THAT crazy.) Wilder's 2nd birthday is this Saturday -going to the zoo. Which zoo? Not sure, but A zoo and it's going to be fun! I'm participating in the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce's annual Bar-Bid-Cue, a silent and live auction with dinner in support of the Chamber. Donating a Beauty Bootcamp class, Total Make Over Workshop, and probably a full photo shoot via Kelly Cameron Photography. "An Uncommon Holiday Show & Sale" is coming up, November 7th, and we have nearly 30 vendors! It's pretty amazing what's happening in my neck of the woods and I am so thankful to see God's evident blessing on these endeavors as I put his vision for my life into action.
Am I nuts? Maybe. Okay, definitely. But I am SO EXCITED!!! I agonized for years and years (and was ambivalent for several) about what God wanted me to do with my life. At the tail end of my time in Scotland working with one of the two theatre companies I was busy with I vividly remember begging that God would reveal what I was supposed to do with my life. I walked the grounds of Carberry Tower praying for clarity during nearly every break we had while putting on a retreat for teens. Straining to hear God's voice, pleading with him for a sign of some kind to show me what I was supposed to do with my life, my talents. Nothing. I went home to the states and pursued my college education, confused and muddled about where my life was going.
I have yet to have a time of clarity of direction and fullness of purpose as I have at this time in my life. Clearly seeing how God directed my life from those early days to this point, I can say with assurance that I am doing what he created me to do. I never dreamed that my journey would look like this -so messy at first glance, but so perfectly designed that I cannot deny God's hand on my life. I do not deserve his mercy, grace and love, but am utterly thankful for them and praise God for his absolute and unwavering faithfulness.
Now it's definitely time for bed. I will spend a few minutes with my little girl before going to sleep -I love feeling her kick and wiggle, rubbing my belly as I talk to her and try to figure out her name. I am overwhelmed with thankfulness for this upcoming bundle of estrogen :)
Many blessings to you and may you choose to be blessed.